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10:00 AM on 12.17.2014

Go grab SSX for free on Xbox Live if you're a gold member

Once upon a time EA rebooted the SSX series in 2012. You can grab that reboot now on the Xbox 360 for free, provided that you have an Xbox Live Gold account. It's not the best game in the series by any means, but it's st...

Chris Carter


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SSX, Worms Battlegrounds free with Xbox Live Gold in December photo
SSX, Worms Battlegrounds free with Xbox Live Gold in December
by Jordan Devore

November is almost over, which means more free-with-Xbox-Live-Gold games to look at and hopefully remember to download once they're actually available.

Throughout December, Xbox One users with a paid subscription can nab Worms Battlegrounds at no extra charge. Xbox 360 players can claim The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (*shrugs*) from December 1 - 15, and then SSX from December 15 - 31.

I've cooled on SSX over the years (the 2012 title, I mean, not the whole series; SSX Tricky is still in the running for my desert-island game of choice) but for free, yeah, it's worth playing.

As for The Raven, it's an episodic crime adventure from King Art Games set in 1960s Paris. But, more importantly, there's this screenshot:

Xbox Live Games with Gold for December 2014 [Major Nelson]

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2012: Year of the Wingsuit photo
2012: Year of the Wingsuit
by Kyle MacGregor

When just about every major publisher rolled out a game featuring bows at E3 earlier this year, the fad didn't go unnoticed. Many were quick to comment on how in vogue arrow-slinging weaponry has become and for good reason. There's been another prevalent trend in gaming this year, but it's probably flown under most people's radars. 

Wingsuits. About a half dozen games this year featured special jumpsuits that allow people to glide through the air like a bird or, more appropriately, a flying squirrel. As the sun sets on 2012, join us in recounting our experiences with the latest craze to descend upon gaming. 

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9:00 AM on 06.14.2012

EA: Syndicate failed, old IP still to be resurrected

Electronic Arts has admitted that the attempted Syndicate reboot didn't pay off as intended, but that hasn't stopped the publisher from wanting to bring back more old game names. After all, there's still so many things that i...

Jim Sterling

8:30 PM on 04.16.2012

Tricky-inspired DLC is coming to SSX next month

During the past week or so, Electronic Arts has been slowly unveiling the first major downloadable content for SSX, piece by piece (literally). Thankfully, most of us missed out on the pre-announcement shenanigans and still g...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 03.01.2012

Defying gravity with SSX

The new SSX game focuses on adrenaline-fueled action and jumping from helicopters. So to demonstrate this, EA Sports decided to gather a few unknowing volunteers and throw them off the top of Battersea Power Statio...

Becca Roberts

5:30 PM on 02.28.2012

Live show: Mash Tactics gets tricky in SSX

It's a very special "New Release Showcase" on Mash Tactics today. King Foom has stepped down to allow Chill with Phil host Philanthr0py to play Electronic Arts' new SSX game. Phil has been looking forward to SSX with tremblin...

Bill Zoeker



Review: SSX photo
Review: SSX
by Jordan Devore

The beloved SSX games of the last generation are still among the extreme sports genre's best, even today. So why has it taken this long for a true return to form?

Back when EA's reboot of SSX was first unveiled as SSX: Deadly Descents, the reaction from fans wasn't particularly warm. I'm still not entirely sure how much of this was a perception issue, but regardless of how the finished game came to be, it's certainly an extension of what made past installments so great.

After playing for about an hour, I went back to see how it compared to SSX Tricky, which still happened to be sitting in my GameCube. Disregarding the obvious graphical improvements, I couldn't help but notice how slow everything was, from the players' movement to the speed of tricks. Funny -- I don't remember it being like this at all.

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10:06 PM on 02.27.2012

The DTOID Show: Pokemon, Binary Domain, & SSX gameplay!

Happy Monday, Destructoiders! It's time for another episode of your favorite, semi-regularly-scheduled internet show about video games. On today's show, Max starts us off with some Pokémon Black and White news, while ...

Tara Long



Preview: SSX is looking totally gnarly photo
Preview: SSX is looking totally gnarly
by Becca Roberts

It’s been a long time in the making, but the time has almost come for EA Sports to grace us with another title in arguably the most successful snowboarding series out there. SSX is known for its addictive arcade-style gameplay, egotistical characters, sweet tricks, and of course a pumping soundtrack.

The game's demo is out now for you all to try. But as SSX moves towards a more realistic take on the action-packed sport, will fans of the series end up disappointed that some of the more ambitious gameplay elements have been taken away?

Well, did I mention you can jump out of helicopters and fly across mountains in a wingsuit?

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7:00 PM on 01.30.2012

EA explains what SSX's online pass will entail

Though the inclusion of an online pass in a game with Electronic Arts' name attached to it does not come as a shock, word that SSX will follow the trend got the usual people riled up. I was prepared to perform the obligatory ...

Jordan Devore





8:00 AM on 01.30.2012

Shocker: SSX has an online pass

The new SSX looks pretty damn fantastic, of that there is no denying. Still, Electronic Arts once again doesn't think it's good enough to sell new copies on its own merit, and hopes to force your hand with its favorite skeezy...

Jim Sterling



Destructoid's most wanted PlayStation 3 games of 2012 photo
Destructoid's most wanted PlayStation 3 games of 2012
by Kyle MacGregor

The past year has been an interesting one for Sony. The PlayStation 3 finally began to hit its stride, a new portable finally emerged, and an "unauthorized intrusion" resulted in a month-long network outage. That major pothole aside, there have been much brighter moments and many great games since then.

But that's enough reflection for now. It's time to focus on what the future has in store. All week long, the Destructoid Staff will be sharing our picks for some of the most wanted titles of the next year. Yesterday, you saw Hamza's and Conrad's choices for the Xbox 360. Today, Samit Sarkar and I are here to share our most anticipated PlayStation 3 titles of 2012.

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4:30 PM on 12.21.2011

SSX sees slight delay to late February in North America

"Over the course of more than 10 years of making games I have not worked on a single project where our team did not wish, coming down the home stretch, that we could have just a bit more time," writes SSX creative director ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 10.31.2011

EA developing music-mixing 'Harmony' tool, debuts in SSX

One of my favorite facets of SSX Tricky was its fusion of audio and gameplay. The game would mute its thumping house/hip-hop soundtrack as you soared off a ramp, leaving only the sound of the air whistling past your rider unt...

Samit Sarkar

8:40 AM on 10.31.2011

SSX slides to February 14 launch, reveals Deadly Descents

EA recently released a "Survive It" trailer for its upcoming SSX game. The new video ends with the news that the title's launch has been pushed back slightly -- it was originally set to release in January 2012, but will now ...

Samit Sarkar